Sunday, 22 July 2012

Maple Brook Fall

Panuke Road, Hants County
44 N 56.423 64 W 05.670
20T E0413648 N4976910

RIVER: Maple Brook
CLASS: steep cascade
SIZE: 15'
RATING: average (**1 /2)

TRAIL: woods roads
HIKING TIME: 45 minutes

Geocache: none

NS Atlas Page: 57/Z2
NS topo map: 21A16 (Windsor)

Driving Directions: from Windsor, take Exit5 east off of HWY101 onto HWY14. Follow this to its intersection with HWY1 (about 1km). Turn right, drive approximately 1km to Three Mile Plains Cross Road, turning right onto this road. Follow it to its intersection with Windsor Back Road, and continue straight onto Mountain Road. Follow this road 2km to its conclusion and park.

Trail Description: follow the ATV trail into the woods, and take the second left-hand trail approximately 150m in. Continue along this rocky trail 600m, past the quarry to a fork in the road behind some residences. Turn right and follow this road another 600m to 46 N 56.445 64 W 05.710 until you can hear the falls to your left. Bushwhack 80m to the streambed and the falls.

A smaller set of falls, these collapse over an mossy outcropping and twist down to the brook below. Be careful if you hike to these falls, as there were several incidences of bear scat on the trails to the falls. Although maps show a road leading to this site off of Panuke Road, it crosses over private property, so the longer hike described will be necessary to appropriately approach these falls.